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Downloads & Upgrades: OpenHelix Tutorial Suites application; SBMLToolbox-4.1.0

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Elsevier and OpenHelix have released the OpenHelix Tutorial Suites application on SciVerse.

According to the developers, the application lets users view over 100 online tutorials about genomics resources and tools used or cited in articles on SciVerse ScienceDirect. These include tutorials on topics such as genome databases, text mining tools, and bioinformatics resources.


SBMLToolbox-4.1.0 is available here.

This release includes functions for creating and manipulating an SBML model including the SBML L3 flux balance constraints package.


The Scan

Pig Organ Transplants Considered

The Wall Street Journal reports that the US Food and Drug Administration may soon allow clinical trials that involve transplanting pig organs into humans.

'Poo-Bank' Proposal

Harvard Medical School researchers suggest people should bank stool samples when they are young to transplant when they later develop age-related diseases.

Spurred to Develop Again

New Scientist reports that researchers may have uncovered why about 60 percent of in vitro fertilization embryos stop developing.

Science Papers Examine Breast Milk Cell Populations, Cerebral Cortex Cellular Diversity, Micronesia Population History

In Science this week: unique cell populations found within breast milk, 100 transcriptionally distinct cell populations uncovered in the cerebral cortex, and more.